Choir Chosen to Perform at Music Educators’ Centennial Celebration

Duncanville High School’s A Cappella Choir has been invited to perform at the opening session of the 2020 Texas Music Educators Association convention in February. The choir, under the direction of Jesse Cannon, is the only high school ensemble invited to participate in the special performance celebrating the organization’s centennial.

“To be invited to perform in front of the largest collection of music educators in the world is, without question, one of the highest honors that any high school ensemble in Texas can receive ,” said Duncanville Director of Fine Arts Steven Moss.

As to why Duncanville was selected for the honor, TMEA administrative director Kay Van Landingham called Duncanville High School choral director Jesse Cannon ‘the real deal.’

"What he and the district are offering those kids is truly phenomenal," Van Landingham said.

TMEA’s opening program, called ‘It Starts with Music,’ will take place at the San Antonio Convention Center’s Lila Cockrell Theatre on Wednesday, Feb. 12 and Thursday, Feb. 13.

TMEA is an association of more than 13,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education.